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  1. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardFirst step towards transgender recognition law welcome but government must not blunder on forced divorce Issued 18 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| News that the Irish government has at last produced draft legislation to finally recognise transgender people in their true gender has been welcomed by legal rights group …
  2. FLAC2012 annual report shows busy year as thousands received legal help Issued 15 July 2013 |access-to-justice|flac-information|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC says its annual report for 2012 shows there is not just a fundamental need in Irish society for accessible legal information and advice for …
  3. FLACFLAC Submission on Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Issued 8 July 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Following the publication of an opinion piece by FLAC's Director General Noeline Blackwell in today's Irish Times on legal services reform (Cap on legal case costs would be …
  4. Dec 2012 - ThomasHammarberg, Lydia Foy, Peter WardIreland in breach of human rights law on transgender recognition Issued 23 May 2013 |access-to-justice|public-interest-law| Ireland today is in clear and flagrant breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) because of its failure to legally recognise Dr Lydia Foy as a woman.  And the …
  5. FLACLegal rights body disappointed at Commission failure to include Deaf Jurors Issued 15 April 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Include deaf on inquest and civil juries, says FLAC FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the Law Reform Commission's call to widen the pool of potential jurors and …
  6. Generic Image - CourtroomLegal rights body disappointed at Commission failure to include Deaf Jurors Issued 15 April 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Include deaf on inquest and civil juries, says FLAC  FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today welcomed the Law Reform Commission’s call to widen the pool of potential jurors …
  7. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyTransgender law needed to avoid two-tier system Issued 27 March 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| The government must legislate for the recognition of all transgender people in Ireland, said legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today. The organisation made …
  8. FLACUN report criticises barriers for human rights defenders in Ireland Issued 4 March 2013 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has welcomed a report on the situation of human rights defenders in Ireland by the United Nations Special Rapporteur, …
  9. June 2010 - Lydia Foy Michael Farrell Press ConferNew legal proceedings issued to highlight continued state injustice on transgender rights Issued 27 February 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) today announced it had issued fresh proceedings on behalf of Dr Lydia Foy, a transgender woman who has been fighting for …
  10. FLACEU has duty to protect citizens' rights as much as preserve fiscal stability Issued 7 February 2013 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| An event taking place in Dublin today and organised by Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) will showcase the European Union's Charter protecting the fundamental rights of …
  11. Oct 2012 - Nils Muiznieks MichaelFarrell LydiaFoyEuropean rights watchdog demands action on transgender rights, asylum reform Issued 6 December 2012 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| A leading European human rights watchdog has released details of his correspondence with Irish ministers, calling on the government to  work more quickly to legislate for …
  12. Publication cover - Lydia Foy & The Struggle for Gender RecognitionLydia Foy and the Struggle for Gender Recognition: a case study in public interest litigation Issued 30 November 2012 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Legal update on Lydia Foy's struggle for gender recognition, written by FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell for the inaugural edition of the DCU Socio Legal Studies Review. …
  13. Publication cover - The role of litigation Amnesty conference 22Nov2012The role of litigation: Giant Leaps and Baby Steps Issued 23 November 2012 |access-to-justice|human-rights-law|public-interest-law| A paper on the role of litigation in securing economic, social and cultural rights presented by FLAC's Michael Farrell to the Amnesty International Conference 2012. The …
  14. FLACEurope rights leader greets Lydia Foy Issued 18 October 2012 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks yesterday (Thursday) met transgender woman Lydia Foy at a conference in Dublin. Speaking at the annual meeting of …
  15. Publication cover - Transgender Bill promised for year's endFoy compensation decision welcome but legislation still needed Issued 4 April 2012 |human-rights-law|public-interest-law| FLAC welcomes the Government decision to consider paying compensation to Dr Lydia Foy for its failure to officially recognise her as a woman for many years but points out …
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